Homes with good EPCs are worth on average 14% more.
This claim – which is interesting, since our readers constantly tell us that no one looks at EPCs when buying – comes from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which says that making energy improvements to a property could boost its value by even more than the average, by as much as 38%.
For an average home, improving its EPC from band G to E, or from band D to B, could mean adding more than £16,000 to the sale price of the property.
In the North-East, improved energy efficiency from band G to E could increase this value by over £25,000 and the average home in the North-West could see £23,000 added to its value.
The DECC's report, which took into account over 300,000 property sales in England between 1995 and 2011, says that its research ‘indicates’ that energy efficiency is now a key factor influencing the sale price of most residential dwellings in England.
Energy and Climate Change minister Greg Barker said: “We have long known the benefits of making energy saving improvements to the home, but this study is real evidence of the huge potential rewards.
In 2012 we want to give you the A-Z of reasons why scottfraser should be your agent of choice.
Understandably, most landlords are concerned about outgoings when letting their property.
In addition to a monthly agent commission there are often ancillary charges for inventories, safety certification and deposit registration which can make budgeting difficult. That is why our i is for Inclusive.
We have designed our new All Inclusive Service* in response to feedback from our landlords who wanted to take the financial stress out of letting and receive a fixed monthly rental income while their property is let, without worrying about any of the usual extra charges.
Our All Inclusive landlords benefit from all the features of our award winning Full Management Service, as well as other advantages such as our exclusive in-house rent guarantee which ensures they are never out of pocket, whether their tenant pays or not.
Here is what our landlords say about the service:
“When scottfraser offered to upgrade my Full Management Service to their All Inclusive Service I decided to give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised. Being overseas I just wanted peace of mind and the ability to plan ahead which this service gives you.
Of course there are repairs and minor maintenance but knowing that the day to day essentials get done without me having to worry about them is worth its weight in gold.”
Dr H.T. (scottfraser landlord for 9 years)
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